I recently bought her two albums (in one bargain-priced package) with a gift card I received for my birthday. My logic was as follows: I like five of her songs — ‘Poker Face,’ ‘Just Dance,’ ‘Paparazzi,’ ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Telephone’ — enough to buy them on iTunes. That’s a $6 investment right there. If even four of the 17 remaining songs on her albums are worth owning, it’s more cost-efficient to buy the 2-disc set than to pick and choose.
And I had a gift card, so it wasn’t like real money.
Yes, I realize it’s a bit deranged that I have this much of an inner struggle over whether to buy a CD. But I take these things seriously, in case you haven’t picked up on that by now.